Senior Test Lead (for Health)

Senior Test Lead (for Health)

Job Title: Senior Test Lead (for Health)
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Canberra
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2021-09-14
Reference: V-39856
Contact Name: Joanne Finchett
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 15, 2021 19:11

Job Description

Seeking Senior/Lead Test Analyst (Application, System Integration, Interagency, Data Warehouse, UAT, Desktop) –SFIA level 4

Role Requirements

The services will include and not be limited to:
  • Implement the test strategy and test plan across all projects/change
  • Implement and adhere to testing methods and standards in line with department standards.
  • Assist the Enterprise Testing and Quality Assurance section and other teams with testing activities this may include peer reviews, walk throughs
  • Provide estimates of testing effort and progress for project management and planning activities
  • Identify process improvements and assists in their implementation
  • Assign tasks to the test team and ensure timely delivery of test outcomes with quality results
  • Assist in the production release and review of all test deliverables
  • Ensure that the test environment requirements are clearly documented and agreed
  • Execution of test scripts (when required)
  • Adhere to the Defect Management strategy to manage defects
  • Produce metrics to measure testing quality and progress.
  • Escalate risks, issues and assumptions identified during test planning, design or execution and communicate them to the Test Manager
  • Work closely with business to clarify test requirements during test planning, design and execution
  • Support Test Manager in developing Test Estimates, Test Schedule(s), Impact Analysis and resource co-ordination
  • Prepare test signoff artefacts of test activity prior to production implementation
  • Training and mentoring of staff involved in test design and execution
  • Liaise with Business Analysts, System Analysts, Architects and Business Subject Matter Experts to clarify intended system behaviour and supporting business processes
  • Collaborate with many stakeholders and subject matter experts including the co-ordination of UAT with multiple business teams
  • Work with various testing methodologies including Waterfall and Agile; and
  • Specified Personnel will be expected to transfer skills and knowledge to departmental staff and ensure appropriate documentation is stored in accordance with the Department’s recordkeeping policy and practices.
Experience Required
  • Demonstrated experience (3+years) in manual testing, including:
  • Experience in application (including D365), Datawarehouse (with strong SQL skills and ETL knowledge) system integration and mobile device testing.
  • Experience using various test tools (i.e. Azure DevOps, MicroFocus ALM and ALM Octane)
  • Thorough understanding of testing practices and processes in agile and waterfall project environment.
  • Working independently, at the direction of the Test Manager, following testing processes.
  • Provide test estimations and work to these timeframes for upcoming work.
  • Strong experience in the preparation and maintenance of test plans, test cases, test results and defect reporting.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to work in agile teams.
  • Ability to set direction for test automation and implement the enterprise automation test strategy.
  • Delivery focused, demonstrated track record of seeing projects through to completion.
  • Ability to solve problems independently and in timely manner.
  • Attention to detail


  • ISTQB Foundation Certificate or equivalent certificate, or relevant practical experience.
  • ISTQB Foundation Agile Extension Certificate or equivalent.
  • Desirable:
  • Automation testing experience using Selenium.
  • ISTQB Advanced Level Test Analyst or equivalent.
  • ISTQB Agile Tester certificate or equivalent.
  • Tertiary qualification in IT
  • Experience or knowledge of, DevOps, CI/CD pipelines and automation test tools.
  • ISTQB Advanced Level Agile Technical Tester or equivalent
  • ISTQB Advanced Level Test Automation Engineer or equivalent
  • ISTQB Foundation Level Mobile Application Testing or equivalent
  • Experience with DevOps and CI/CD practices.
  • Certification in automation tools.

Location and Contract Term:

Canberra, Sydney or Brisbane Based – 12 Month Contract with possible contract extension

Security Clearance:

Must be an Australian Citizen. Baseline Security Clearance is Desirable

How to Apply:

Applications close 24 August 2021

Please upload your resume to apply. We will be in touch with instructions for suitably skilled candidates

Call Jo Finchett 1300 944 936 / 0480 02for any further information.